5 Fall Style Tips To Dress Better This Season

5 Fall Style Tips To Dress Better This Season

The fall fits are in full swing. For menswear enthusiasts, it’s a time to rejoice. Read up on how to style your autumn outfits, what items you should add to your closet, and some colors and fabrics to play with.

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Fast Fashion For Men - Zara vs. H&M vs. Uniqlo

Fast Fashion For Men - Zara vs. H&M vs. Uniqlo

So what is “fast fashion”? Well, it’s like fast food for your closet. It’s cheap, it satisfies a need, and it looks pretty good on a menu (model), but the quality isn’t all that great.

So, with all the choices you have in buying inexpensive clothing, where do you shop? I’ve tested multiple garments from each of these guys and I’ll give you a rundown on each brand and tell you where you should be shopping for your clothing if you’re on a budget.

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2018 Menswear Trends To Try

2018 Menswear Trends To Try

Trends aren’t something we discuss much of around here, but it doesn’t mean I don’t pay attention.

Fashion is something you want to dip into slightly every so often when you find something that works for you.

These trends will give you just a touch of a fashionable edge without looking try hard. Best of all, they’re suitable for all ages.

If you want to look like you’re in the know without appearing try-hard, this is what you should be wearing…

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Hair Thinning Tips & Tricks For Men

Hair Thinning Tips & Tricks For Men

By the age of fifty, 85% of men are experiencing some form of hair thinning. There are more products than ever that not only combat male pattern baldness but also help to disguise it.

The suggestions in this article don't focus on dealing with hair loss. They focus on making thin hair look thick.

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How To Do Laundry: A Man's Guide To Washing Clothes

How To Do Laundry: A Man's Guide To Washing Clothes

We talk a lot about the right kinds of fits, colors, and brands around here - but is that even useful if your stuff gets ruined by your bad laundry practices?

Learning to care for your clothing is a large part of your sartorial journey. If you learn to take care of your clothing, your outfits will look better and you'll save money over time.

It’s time to learn a skill most men don’t possess… How to wash your damn clothes.

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The Staple Colors for Men: A Lesson in Basics

The Staple Colors for Men: A Lesson in Basics

After working with so many men, I've concluded that the majority of issues boil down to confusion with so many choices. Choosing the right colors is a big part of that confusion. The secret? Go back to basics.

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Q&A Pairing Socks, Belts vs. Suspenders & Tips for Thinning Hair

Q&A Pairing Socks, Belts vs. Suspenders & Tips for Thinning Hair

Well gents, it's that time again. Another round of Ask Pat, or "Questions and Cocktails" as we call it. 

This time around we're talking about: How to pair your socks correctly with your outfit, suspenders vs. belts vs. side adjusters, what a "military hem" is and tips for thinning hair.

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How To Simplify Men’s Style

How To Simplify Men’s Style

A lot of the problems men have with style comes from too many choices. When you’re able to pick anything, what do you choose?

A little secret is that you can actually be more stylish by taking out items instead of adding them in. The fewer choices you have, the more likely you are to make a good one.

Here are a few of those items you can lose to ease the headache of structuring an outfit - at the same time, making you more stylish.

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Outfit Congruency: The Style Mistake You've Probably Overlooked

Outfit Congruency: The Style Mistake You've Probably Overlooked

Outfit congruency. Heard of it? Neither have I. 

I’m fairly certain I invented the term.

Outfit congruency is the way all the pieces you're wearing should work in harmony to create an ideal outfit. These items could work together in terms of fit, color, texture, or just their general “vibe”. Ideally, they'll work together in more ways than one. 

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10 Things I've Learned Shopping With Men

10 Things I've Learned Shopping With Men

We're coming up on the third anniversary of Pivot. It’s been such a blessing to do what I do for the men I work with.

In this time, I’ve learned a few things while working with my all-male client base. Particularly, I've learned a lot about their approach to shopping and buying clothing.

Sometimes, you just need to get out of your own way…

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The Persona | A New Facebook Group For Self-Improving Gentlemen

The Persona | A New Facebook Group For Self-Improving Gentlemen

The Persona. A Facebook group for men who want to handle both the internal and the external aspects of their image.

Weekly videos, Q&A sessions, and a supportive community of men, just like you. Click to learn more.

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How To Grow A Thick Full Beard

How To Grow A Thick Full Beard

The Beard.

The ultimate mark of manliness. It’s something a lot of men have thought about growing or attempted in their life. In 2014, 13,956 men had hair transplants to enhance their beards, and that number is growing. There has to be a reason for this right?

I want to dive into why you should (or shouldn't) grow a beard, the science behind facial hair, how to grow it out, and how to style it.

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Ask Pat #2: Skincare Basics, Wedding Attire, and Finding Your Personal Style

Ask Pat #2: Skincare Basics, Wedding Attire, and Finding Your Personal Style

This is the second installment of our Q&A series where you guys ask some questions and I give you some answers, with a drink in hand. I try to answer common questions that seem to come up a lot in my one-on-one work or ones that you all ask directly. 

So let's dive into this April edition, shall we?

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The PIVOT Playlist

The PIVOT Playlist

I've always been fascinated by the role music plays in style. There is always overlap between the two, usually, one influencing the other.

The tunes heard in men's retail stores, modern barber shops, and swanky cocktail bars have always created a certain experience for me. Designed for the contemporary gentleman, this curation exemplifies the PIVOT brand and that experience. 

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The Single Best Deodorant For Men

The Single Best Deodorant For Men

Am I really writing a post about men’s deodorant?

Yes.

And no, this isn't a sponsored post.

Another sartorially savvy friend of mine recently proclaimed over drinks (this is what I talk about at bars) that he found the best deodorant there is for men.

“Bullshit.” I said...

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Fashion Tips For Middle-Aged Men

Fashion Tips For Middle-Aged Men

Once men reach their 40's and 50's, they tend to become stagnant in their style. Being comfortable in your clothing is important, but it shouldn't take precedent.

In middle-age, you're finished experimenting with your style, but you're not finished refining. What you should focus on now is timeless clothing that looks age-appropriate. Ditch the stuff you accumulated throughout your 20's and 30's that gets pushed to the back of your closet. Let's get that space working better for you, right now.

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For My Bald Guys...

For My Bald Guys...

Going bald can be a rough time for any man. I'm not going to say I know your pain right now. Yet, I'm well aware that based on my current trajectory, there's a good chance I'll be joining the smooth-headed ranks at some point.

Going bald can actually be a blessing for your image. It's not only liberating, but people perceive bald men as more intelligent and dominant than men who have a full head of hair. 

Here are 5 steps to transform you into that masculine icon...

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The Master at Work: Watch Tom Ford Give These Men a Makeover

The Master at Work: Watch Tom Ford Give These Men a Makeover

Tom Ford is the modern day king of cool.

Both Tom Ford the brand, and the person, exude confidence and sophistication without going over the top, or maybe just slightly so but you're not even mad at it. 

I came across these videos from GQ's Project UpgradeWatch the man work. You'll pick up a few tips and see into the mind of an iconic menswear designer...

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Ask Pat #1: Shaving, Trends, Cologne and My Thoughts on Subscription Boxes

Ask Pat #1: Shaving, Trends, Cologne and My Thoughts on Subscription Boxes

I really enjoy answering questions and working one on one with guys. I like to think that is the reason I’m not a huge Youtube sensation, lining the insides of my bespoke suit with advertising benjamins.

 However, there are some common questions that come up and the answers are pretty universal. So today, I put together a little FAQ cheat sheet for you gents.

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